Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on April 28th, 2006 at 8:00 am
I’m very excited to announce that my new postcards are available at bike shops throughout Portland. You might remember that I showed up to BikeCraft in December with postcards. Since then I have redesigned them, sourced a new printer, and commissioned a few postcard racks made out of bike parts to display them in (see photo).
The rack was made by Matt Cartwright of Cartwright Design, the same guy responsible for the bike people on the roof of River City Bicycles and many other bikey sculptures around town.
This initial set of five designs were selected from my photo archive of the Portland bike scene. The five designs feature; the Zoobomb Pile, local bike tattoos, a Fall scene off Broadway, a bike gang on Mississippi Street, and a scene from Chunkathalon. You can see all five designs on the Postcards page.
I like to send them as thank-you or follow-up notes to meetings (I sent the Zoobomb one to Commander Bill Sinnott when he retired). You can frame them, use them as bookmarks, send them to out-of-town friends and family, or whatever.
They’re 4X6, printed on stiff card stock paper with a nice satin finish (not matte but not glossy either) and they have a bit of text on the back side that describes the image.
They sell for $1-$1.50 each or $5-6 (depending on where you get them) for a 5-pack tied with an inner tube.
You can purchase the cards at any of the following local shops:
Bike Gallery* (2 locations; and they’re the only store with the custom racks.)
5329 NE Sandy Blvd.
1001 SW 10th Ave.
*in stock next week
Citybikes (2 locations)
734 SE Ankeny St.
1914 SE Ankeny St.
Cyclepath Bike Shop
2808 NE MLK Jr Blvd., J
North Portland Bikeworks
3951 N. Mississippi Ave.
Revolver Bike Shop
6509 N Interstate Ave.
River City Bicycles
706 SE MLK BLVD
So stop into your favorite shop and buy a few cards. Your purchase helps support local businesses and helps keep this site going strong.
If you know of any other shops (not just bike shops) that might like to carry my postcards, just get in touch.